Criminal Justice Associate Degrees

Criminal justice associate degrees are generally 2-year programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs in criminal justice. With this degree, you can work in law enforcement, the court system, corrections or private security. Depending on your schedule, you can sometimes complete an associate's degree in less than two years at many of the schools below. Some students can even apply previous criminal justice or military experience toward school credit.

An associate degree in criminal justice is a very popular degree in the U.S. because many law enforcement agencies now require some college credit to be considered for employment. In fact, many law enforcement agents now hold an associate's or bachelor's degree.

When you graduate with a criminal justice associate degree, you may be able to find an entry-level criminal justice job. On the other hand, you may decide to transition into a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and increase your knowledge before looking for a job.

Associate's Degrees in Criminal Justice: Requirements

To begin your associate's degree one of our affiliate schools, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Online Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • AAS in Fire Science
  • AAS in Human Services
  • AAS in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice (Online)

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Business

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Campuses: Online

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science (Online)

Florida Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Orlando, Tallahassee, Fort Myers, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Pembroke Pines, Jacksonville, Port St. Lucie, Lakeland, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Sarasota

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (Online)
  • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security (Online)
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology
  • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Associate of Science in Fire Science (Online)

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Campuses: Tampa

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Lakeland, Tampa, Melbourne, Orange Park, Pompano Beach

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice
  • Associate's - Criminal Investigations
  • Associate's - Homeland Security

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Campuses: Gainesville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science in Mental Health Technology
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Miami, Boynton Beach, Pembroke Pines, Margate, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, Hialeah

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's Degree - Information Technology

Campuses: Pembroke Pines, DeLand

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Port Charlotte, Fort Myers

Degrees Offered:

  • A.S. - Criminal Justice

Kentucky Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Louisville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Public Safety Administration

Campuses: Scottsville, Russellville, Bowling Green, Paducah, Owensboro

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Louisville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Security / Forensics

Hawaii Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Honolulu

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)

Ohio Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Cleveland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Dayton, Cuyahoga Falls

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Cincinnati

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Independence, Columbus, Dayton

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Business- Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Jackson, Chillicothe, Lancaster

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate Degree - Criminal Justice

Tennessee Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Nashville, Memphis

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Chattanooga, Clarksville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science - Security & Investigation

Campuses: Murfreesboro, Clarksville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate - Criminal Justice

Arkansas Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Little Rock

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Texas Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Houston, Garland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Dallas, Fort Worth

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Laredo

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

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Campuses: Amarillo

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

Louisiana Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Degrees Offered:

  • Associates of Science in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Monroe, Shreveport

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Occupational Studies - Criminal Justice

Colorado Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Thornton, Colorado Springs, Aurora

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Colorado Springs

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Security
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

California Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: La Puente, Anaheim, Reseda, Ontario, Los Angeles, San Bernardino

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Clovis, Palm Springs, San Diego, Bakersfield

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate's

Campuses: Salida, San Francisco, Rancho Cordova, Concord, Milpitas, Fresno, Roseville, Hayward, Stockton, Salinas

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • Information Technology and Network Security (Associate Degree)

Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Modesto, Clovis

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminology and Emergency Response Management

Washington Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Bremerton, Fife, Everett

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Virginia Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Chesapeake, Newport News

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Lynchburg

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Occupational Science - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Occupational Science - Network Administration and Security

Nevada Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Henderson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Oregon Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Portland

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Wilsonville, Springfield

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Portland

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)

New York Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Rochester

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: New York

Degrees Offered:

  • A.A.S. in Security Services and Management
  • A.A.S. in Human Services

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Campuses: Bethpage

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Pittsburgh

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Harrisburg

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Campuses: Carlisle, Allentown, Pottsville, Hazleton, Dickson City, Sunbury, Wilkes-Barre

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Specialized Technology- Network Administration and Security
  • Associate in Specialized Business - Human Services Assistant
  • Associate in Specialized Business - Security and Investigation

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Campuses: Wyomissing

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Specialized Business - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Phoenixville, Warminster, North Wales

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Web Security and Administration

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Campuses: Summerdale

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate in Criminal Justice

Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Norcross

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

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Campuses: Columbus

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Occupational Science - Security & Investigation

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Campuses: Atlanta

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Maryland Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Towson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Missouri Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: St. Joseph

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice
  • Associate's in Information Systems and Securities Specialist

South Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Charleston

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice

North Carolina Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Wilmington, Fayetteville

Degrees Offered:

  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science

Connecticut Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Southington

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Utah Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Provo

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Campuses: Layton, Murray

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's - Criminal Justice

Oklahoma Criminal Justice Schools

Campuses: Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate's in Criminal Justice

Arizona Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Tucson

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Digital Forensics & Investigation
  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Roseville

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Security
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

New Mexico Criminal Justice Schools

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Campuses: Albuquerque

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

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Program outcomes vary according to each institution's specific curriculum and employment opportunities are not guaranteed.
Earning a degree may not qualify you for specialized careers that require more education or experience in the field.